Dr David Shepherd

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Shepherd MBBS FRACS is a general orthopaedic surgeon born and bred in Cairns. Having studied and practiced in Australia and overseas, he returned to his hometown in 1993 and has been in private practice there since 1997. He is keenly interested in knee and shoulder replacements and reconstructions, hip replacements and spinal surgery, but he is an avid believer that maintaining general orthopaedic skills is crucial, especially for rural and regional practitioners.

Dr Shepherd is an experienced medico-legal consultant with over 10 years’ experience. He is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner in the AMA 4 and 5; a registered trained assessor in GEPI 1 & GEPI 2; and is also able to assess injuries for ComCare matters. He is briefed by both insurers and plaintiffs alike, and is most popular with insurers.

Dr Shepherd lives with his lovely wife and their dog, a Brittany named Bingo. He is an avid cyclist, enjoying both road- and mountain-biking, but is most passionate about all things dogs.

To make a booking or for more information, please call 1300 INT MED.


Locations for Dr David Shepherd's exams

Ground Floor, Flecker House Medical Specialist Centre
3/5 Upward Street
Cairns QLD 4870